Today we would like to show you how one of our customers made a great key board out of a board, some hot glue and some magnets.
Since more and more keys have accumulated after time, I was looking for a way to organize them.
The neodymium disc magnet Ø 15.0 x 8.0 mm N42 – nickel- holds 7.2 kg were too strong for my magnetic wall, so I had the idea to use them for a magnetic key board.
Magnetic key holder
This is how I created my key holder:
- I cut a wooden board to a length of 350mm and took the 5 magnets evenly apart.
For the height, I used the upper third as a reference so that the keys hang as best as possible on the surface of the board.
- With a Forstner bit I drilled holes into the marked spots.
I had to be careful to drill deep enough so that the magnet had enough power to hold the key.
The drill point must be taken into account so that the point does not come out on the other side.
Since I didn’t have a drill bit with a depth gauge, I had to check several times until my heaviest key held up.
- Now I drilled a “hanger” for the screws because I didn’t want to see the screws on the key board.
Took the Forstner bit to help and then milled a screw holder with a keyhole cutter.
- After all the holes were in order, I painted my board in the color of my choice.
After the paint dried I put the magnets in the holes. I fixed the magnets with hot glue so that they wouldn’t slide back and forth.
- Finally just 2 screws on the wall of your choice and the key holder is ready!